Allegri Miserere

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  • The Sixteen
  • Harry Christophers, conductor
  • Coro COR16014

The haunting tones of Allegri's Miserere are unique and instantly recognisable even to those who know little sacred choral music. Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli is certainly his best known work. Along with his Stabat Mater it combines exquisite contrapuntal poise with a translucent setting of the words, whereby music and text complement each other to the detriment of neither. The chromaticism and blossoming cadences of Lotti's eight part Crucifixus have made it a work loved by both choirs and listeners.

Track Listing:

Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)
1. Crucifixus

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
2. Stabat Mater Dolorosa

Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)
3. Miserere Mei

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Missa Papae Marcelli
4. Kyrie
5. Gloria
6. Credo
7. Sanctus and Benedictus
8. Agnus Dei I
9. Agnus Dei II